I watched a St. Patrick’s Day parade in a big Canadian city over the weekend; a friend watched one elsewhere.
In the one I saw, there was a Caribbean steel band playing, of all things, ‘Copacabana’.
Nothing Irish about it.
In the one my friend saw, there were Chinese lions, and there were Mexican dancers in full Mexican costume.
Nothing Irish about them.
I wonder, if at a Mexican Day of the Dead parade or a Caribbean festival parade or a Chinese New Year parade, we will ever see an Irish float participating?
Rhetorical question, of course. We all know that it’s okay for white ethnocultural groups to have their special day and parades colonized by others, but not the reverse, of course.